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Are You In The Right Race?

Peg Melnik | Posted 07.29.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The world, I'm convinced, is made up of runners. Every morning they suit up, figuratively put on their running shoes and prepare for the big race. Wh...

The 4 Best Stretches For Bike Riders

SELF | Posted 07.27.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

You have to give your body the attention it needs post-biking so that it can perform at its best. Try these four stretches before and after your next ride and you'll hopefully find your legs, neck, and hips feeling looser and less sore.

Is Postpartum Depression a Disease of Modern Civilization?

Wray Herbert | Posted 07.24.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Working with UCLA's Martie Haselton, Chapman University psychological scientist Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook has been exploring the evidence from diverse sources to argue that postpartum depression is linked to early weaning, deficient diet, inactivity, not enough sunshine, and lack of family support.

Action Is the Key in Alzheimer's Prevention

Dr. Tiffany Chow | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tiffany Chow

Patients with dementia can and should remain physically active in sports they had previously mastered. They may not be as accurate in keeping score as before, but if the dementia has not carved away their motivation to pursue the activity, it can bring all the same benefits as before.

7 Things Draining Your Workout Energy (And How To Fix Them)

Next Avenue | Linda Melone | Posted 07.21.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Melone The same workout routine in your 30s impacts your body differently after 50. Even if you're able to per...

The 7 Magic Steps of Achievement

Honoree Corder | Posted 07.18.2014 | Small Business
Honoree Corder

There are simple yet not-so-easy steps that can accelerate you on your quest for achievement. In fact, when you "have your act together" you can by-pass all of the folks who are showing up without a plan, hoping for success, all while living mostly in reaction.

Fitness Bands, Helpful or Not?

David Kirsch | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
David Kirsch

I just finished reading a great article on Today.com Health. The article questions the benefits of fitness bands -- which have become all the rage. ...

How To 'Work Out' Your Heart: A Guide To Building Emotional Strength

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sahaj Kohli

It's time to be intentional and make working out your heart as important as working out your body, not just for the health benefits but also to be your best self and contribute to a better world.

Kick the Therapy Couch to the Curb

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

Our bodies instinctively know how to self-heal, and if we give them half a chance, they can heal our minds as well. So lace up your shoes, kick the therapy couch to the curb, and let the momentum of a walk carry you forward into the change you crave.

Don't Get Up: 5 Exercises You Can Do While Sitting Down

The Active Times | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

By now, most of us know that moving more is important to good health. While physical activity provides the body with a long list of physiological and ...

The (Necessary) Exercise Advice You Don't Want to Hear

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Caleigh Rykiss

To truly make these things happen sometimes we must push our bodies and minds to their limits, step out of our comfort zones and force ourselves to give it everything and more, even if we don't want to. Here are the things you don't want to do, but should do to make the most of your workout!

5 Tips for a Memorable Summer

Uloop | Posted 07.08.2014 | College
Uloop

Whether you're on a budget or have a flexible monetary situation, use the twelve weeks of summer to learn more about your surroundings, and most importantly to potentially learn something new about yourself.

The Pharmacologics of Exercise: Yes, Exercise Is Medicine!

Nicholas DiNubile, MD | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicholas DiNubile, MD

As health care is reformed in the United States, comprehensive strategies must be included to encourage more individuals of all ages to incorporate exercise into their daily routines, a cornerstone of personal health care reform.

How To Start Kickin' A** After 50

Virginia Sullivan | Posted 07.03.2014 | Fifty
Virginia Sullivan

In spite of the running I do, I could see my strength dwindling over the years. And, I was tired all the time. By my late 50s, I didn't "bounce back" when I got sick and it took a long time for injuries to heal. Suddenly, I had my mother's arms. Now, she was a beautiful woman, but I don't need 76-year-old arms.

8 Life-Changing Lessons Exercise Enthusiasts Can Learn From 'Thrive'

Ben Greenfield | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

Our muscles thrive on contraction, then relaxation. Our brains thrive on wake, then sleep. Our bodies thrive on work, then recover. Trees thrive on blooming, then shedding. You can only go so long without that rest from labor before something breaks, often irreparably.

'Finding Yourself' in Need of a Therapist During Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Caring for parents and kids while simultaneously chasing a paycheck wears you down. Stir in a few menopausal hormones and you can easily find yourself overwhelmed, stressed and depressed.

Bicep Curls and Other Exercises You Might Be Doing Wrong

The Active Times | Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

If you're not familiar with proper form for the exercises you're performing, there's a high risk for error. Even with seemingly simple exercises, like dumbbell bicep curls for example, there are lots of things that can go wrong.

Epic Ab Exercises for a Firm, Flat Stomach

The Active Times | Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

If your goal is to sculpt a firm, flat stomach, first understand one thing: It involves more than just exercising your abs. These moves will help shape and build your abdominal muscles, but if you want those muscles to be visible then you'll have to get rid of any extra fat around the area too.

Hotel Room Workouts

Angeles Burke | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Angeles Burke

After months of getting in shape and throwing that extra holiday weight gain to the curb -- it is time for a vacation! As you start planning and packing for your getaway, you come to find that the hotel has no gym. Before you hit the panic button, try these hotel room workouts that require no fancy equipment and very little space.

Beach-Body Ball Workout

KnowMore TV | Posted 06.26.2014 | Healthy Living
KnowMore TV

Using a stability ball to make you unstable is one of the best ways to tighten your core. But the ball isn't just for crunches, you can work your arms, chest, back, and glutes while tightening the tummy. I say, you get a a better beach body with the ball.

How to Live the Outdoor Life -- Indefinitely

Liftopia | Posted 06.26.2014 | Travel
Liftopia

You're such a bum. Take it as a compliment: You want to ski, board, climb, kayak, mountain bike, and hike your way through life. You won't find a jud...

Working Off a Coke: Warped Logic at Its Finest

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The ad imagines what would happen if people paid for their can of Coke by working off the calories it contains. It shows that people are different, but on average, working off a can of soda takes just 23 minutes of cycling.

Dare to Be 100: Exercise as Rheostat

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

I am a lifelong fervent advocate for the intrinsic value of physical fitness for the world's biggest health challenges, globesity and aging. I always ...

What If Feminists Stole the National Health Agenda?

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 06.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

Recently, on one of my long walks, I asked myself, "What if we started from scratch and redefined 'health and wellness' in a way that is fad-proof and could withstand the test of time without dictating regular changes in diet, exercise and outfits? What would that look like?" Then a friend sent me a link to Ms. Fit.

Don't Act Your Age

Judi Sheppard Missett | Posted 06.23.2014 | Style
Judi Sheppard Missett

Age is just a number. It's how many candles are on a cake. It's not you. It's not what defines you. How we treat the passage of years is up to us. I've learned to appreciate my decades and the experiences they've given me. I've decided to focus on growing rather than aging. Who's with me?